Equipment Boost for Suffolk Scouts

Members of scout groups across Suffolk will be able to benefit from more water based activities thanks to a grant from CDS Action.  The grant of over £7,000 has been used to purchase new two people kayak canoes for use at Lackford Lakes, one of Scouting in Suffolk’s bases for a range of water based… Continue Reading...

EO Day at Colworth House

We have been celebrating EODay and making the most of the weather with a sharing lunch. We reflected on what it means to be employee owned and spent some social time together. CDS is very proud to be an employee owned business and the Employee Owned Business of the Year. Continue Reading...

EO Day at The Dental Care Centre

The Dental Care Centre in Bedford took the time to enjoy the sunshine and share a Mad Hatter Style lunch together to celebrate EO Day on Friday 29 June. All in all, a great fun way to celebrate being employee owned. Continue Reading...

Picnic in the Park

A wonderful sunny day ensured that the Picnic in the Park event was very well attended by thousands of families with young children. The dental mobile made its annual appearance and the Oral Health Improvement team set up their pitch to encourage children to play with the resources and parents and carers to discuss their… Continue Reading...

Luton Irish Forum

Charlotte from the Oral Health Improvement team in Bedfordshire has received a lovely message from the Luton Irish Forum Baby & Toddler Group.     “The parents and grandparents all said how wonderful you were with the children.  We would love to see you again and of course we will have more new mums and babies in September.” Continue Reading...

Visiting dentist made easier in Essex

The CDS team in Essex have partnered with Southend CCG to produce a series of flash cards for patients.  The Cards will be used by local dentists as a tool to explain treatment in a way that is easy for patients to understand.  They are aimed at people who have a reduced understanding and will… Continue Reading...

CDS promotes dental access for people with learning disabilities

Our Essex team recently partnered with fellow social enterprise Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions – Choice and Control, to attend their ‘Big Health Day providing health and well-being advice for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.   People with learning disabilities often find it difficult to visit the dentist and we were able to… Continue Reading...

Life Saving Charity Receives Funding Boost

A Lincolnshire charity will be able to respond to more emergency call outs thanks to a new funding grant. LIVES, who provide a much needed first response service to emergencies across Lincolnshire have been awarded a grant of £15,270 from CDS Action which is the charity set up by community dental social enterprise CDS-CIC to… Continue Reading...

Community Dental Services Wins National Social Enterprise Award

Community Dental Services, a social enterprise based in Bedfordshire and covering nine counties across the East of England has won the Health and Social Care Social Enterprise of the Year at the UK Social Enterprise Awards, held last night at the Royal Horticultural Halls in central London. The national Awards, organised by Social Enterprise UK… Continue Reading...

Making Oral Health Everybody’s Business

Over 40 professionals with an interest in oral health promotion from across the East of England have attended a study day, ‘Oral Health – The Gateway to Better Health’.  Organised by the Oral Health Improvement Team from Community Dental Services, the day provided a learning platform for oral health improvement. Delegates represented a wide skills… Continue Reading...

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